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These 81 Mass. communities are at high risk for COVID-19

A man was given a COVID-19 test at the mobile testing site on Blue Hill Avenue earlier this month.
A man was given a COVID-19 test at the mobile testing site on Blue Hill Avenue earlier this month.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Eighty-one Massachusetts communities are now considered high risk for spread of the virus.

The statewide average daily rate of infection per 100,000 residents was at 34.9, up from 29.4 last week, and Boston’s average daily rate was at 33.9, up from 31.5 last week.

Earlier in November, Governor Charlie Baker announced the state had changed its metrics for determining the level of risk for COVID-19 transmission in communities, which reduced the number of cities and towns designated as high risk.

Under the new guidelines, larger communities are designated high risk if they have an average of more than 10 cases per 100,000 residents and a positive test rate greater than or at 4 percent. Cities and towns with 10,000 to 50,000 residents are categorized as high risk if they average more than 10 cases per 100,000 people and have a positive test rate of 5 percent or higher. If communities with fewer than 10,000 residents have more than 25 cases, they are considered high risk.

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Nineteen communities have been added to the high-risk category since last week’s report.

Curious if your town is among them? Take a look at the list:

  • Attleboro
  • Barnstable
  • Bellingham
  • Berkley
  • Blackstone
  • Boxford
  • Brockton
  • Chelmsford
  • Chelsea
  • Chicopee
  • Clinton
  • Dartmouth
  • Dighton
  • Douglas
  • Dracut
  • East Longmeadow
  • Edgartown
  • Everett
  • Fairhaven
  • Fall River
  • Fitchburg
  • Framingham
  • Freetown
  • Gardner
  • Georgetown
  • Hampden
  • Haverhill
  • Holyoke
  • Hopedale
  • Lancaster
  • Lawrence
  • Leicester
  • Lenox
  • Leominster
  • Littleton
  • Lowell
  • Ludlow
  • Lunenburg
  • Lynn
  • Malden
  • Marion
  • Mendon
  • Merrimac
  • Methuen
  • Middleton
  • Milford
  • Millbury
  • Monson
  • New Bedford
  • Norfolk
  • Oak Bluffs
  • Paxton
  • Peabody
  • Rehoboth
  • Revere
  • Rutland
  • Salisbury
  • Saugus
  • Seekonk
  • Shirley
  • Somerset
  • Southbridge
  • Southwick
  • Springfield
  • Sterling
  • Sutton
  • Swansea
  • Taunton
  • Templeton
  • Tisbury
  • Tyngsborough
  • Upton
  • Uxbridge
  • Wenham
  • West Boylston
  • West Springfield
  • Westminster
  • Westport
  • Whitman
  • Winchendon
  • Woburn

Amanda Kaufman can be reached at amanda.kaufman@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @amandakauf1.